I294 Oasis

The Central Tri-State is being reconstructed from Balmoral Avenue to 95th Street to provide congestion relief, reconstruct old infrastructure to meet current and future transportation demand and address regional needs.

Please click here to view the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) reconstruction project, concept plan and proposed project timeline.

The Illinois Tollway is reconstructing the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge, which carries the triple-track railroad over the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) between Hinsdale and Western Springs, to accommodate the widening of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294).  In 2019, the Tollway will begin work to construct a bypass bridge that will allow for uninterrupted freight and commuter rail operations during bridge reconstruction.  Once the bypass bridge is complete, the main bridge will be rebuilt and lengthened. Work on the BNSF Railway Bridge is scheduled to continue through 2022.

Please click here to view the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge Project, project map and phases.

Tollway Activities Update

Tollway Tree/Brush Removal
Tollway contractors are expected to begin removing trees and brush from the Tollway’s right of way beginning as early as the week of June 24 or as late as July 8, 2019 as part of a plan to relocate fiber within the Tollway’s right of way.  Brush and tree clearing is expected to take as long as a week and will begin at Ogden and work south through Hinsdale.

Property Acquisition
The Tollway has acquired homes located at 423 and 439 Mills.  This is the eighth home of the 10 homes that the Tollway has identified for acquisition as part of the I-294 widening project.  To date the Tollway has acquired 417 Mills, 427 Mills, 439 Mills, 423 Mills, 621 Harding, 645 Harding, 655 Harding and 703 Harding. The Tollway has applied to the Village for demolition permits for 417 Mills, 427 Mills and 645 Harding.  Demolition is expected to occur within the next three weeks.

Field Work
Below is a location map for field work that is occurring next week at the SWC of 55th St and I-294. The team will be checking the manhole for flow; no entry of the manhole will be performed. The work should not take more than a day, but it’s estimated from July 8- July 10th in case of inclement weather. Click here for the location map.

Click Here to Learn More About the BNSF Railway Bridge Update
Link to the Tollway BNSF project page: https://www.illinoistollway.com/projects/tri-state/bnsf-bridge

Click Here to Learn About The BNSF Bridge Updates

Central Tri-state Tollway Open House

Noisewalls for the Central Tri-State Project

Illinois Tollway Letter to Residents Regarding 417 Mills

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